Do you love sailing? Just off the coast of Spain, in the western Mediterranean Sea near the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula, are the Balearic Islands. The four largest islands include Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza, and Formentera. These islands are ideal for exploring via chartered or guided sailboat tours.
The trips, usually lasting about five days, will take you in, out and around the secluded nooks and crannies of these magnificent islands.
Mallorca, the largest island, offers mountain exploration, hiking and the amenities that go along with a beautiful seaside tourism industry. If you’re looking for happening nightspots, Ibiza will be your favorite island.
Looking for peace and tranquility? Head straight to Menorca and enjoy its famous isolated beaches, spectacular coves, and monuments. Menorca also offers the adventure seeker a wealth of sporting opportunities including rock climbing the cliffs around the island, snorkeling, and deep sea diving. The smallest of the islands, Formentera, offers blissful white sandy beaches.
Sailing trips are guided and generally take small groups of two or more on short, six-day adventures. The sailing season extends from January to December, though March to October is the high travel season.
When booking a sailing trip in the Balearic Islands you have an abundance of choices. You can charter a ship and sail it yourself. You can hire a guide to give you a private tour of the islands, or you can book a cruise with a predestined itinerary.
One of the benefits of these smaller sailing excursions over a large cruise is that you can create your own itinerary. For example, if you want to customize a private and secluded trip, you may choose to head straight to the islands of Formentera and Minorca. If you want to hit the hot spots you may focus your trip on the islands of Majorca and Ibiza. What’s better than a tailor-made yacht package?
The cost for a sailing trip around the Balearic Islands is around $5000.00 during the high season for a week of travel. It isn’t cheap; however, it may well be the best vacation you’ve ever taken in your life.
If you’re looking for a quiet, though adventurous, and potentially romantic trip around one of the most beautiful areas in the world, check out a sailing trip in the Balearic Islands.